Friday, January 12, 2018

North Texas Craft Beer Conspectus - January 12, 2018 edition

Things are back to being busy in the local scene just two weeks into the new year, as this edition of the Conspectus reports on new releases, new company names and a new brewing operation to the north.


Cellarman's serving house beer in Sherman

After declaring its intention to institute brewing operations in late 2016, Cellarman's American Pub of Sherman has begun serving house brews. The business, which now goes by the name of Cellarman's Pub & Brewery, offered up free samples of its inaugural beer, Cosmic Goat Cream Ale, on New Year's Day. A small pilot system was used to create the first batch, but a full production run was slated to occur late last week.

Cobra re-brands as Old Town Brewhouse

Cobra Brewing Co. of Lewisville has re-branded as Old Town Brewhouse, with the company taking on a classic rock theme. A new head brewer is in place, and indications are that Old Town plans to overhaul its entire portfolio to focus on more sessionable styles.  Examples of beer names to come include Can't Get Enough Amber Ale (Bad Company), All Night Long Pale Ale (Rainbow) and Evil Ways Mexican Lager (Santana).

Tupps reveals 2018 release calendar

Tupps Brewery of McKinney has shared its production plans for the coming year, with one addition to the lineup being a Double Dry-Hopped IPA series. Among other items of interest, Tupps will add to its line of Full Grown Man varieties in February with Full Grown Scallywag (coconut, vanilla), while cans of Raspberry Wheat will debut in May. Click the image to the right to see a full-size version of the 2018 calendar.

Deep Ellum rolls out Barrel House brew number two

Bottles of the second beer to emerge from Deep Ellum's Barrel House are now on shelves around North Texas. Brett Pale Ale (6.8% ABV) is a beer that's said to feature notes of sun-dried fruit, barnyard and flavorful hops. Look for it in 500 mL bottles.


Cans, cans and more cans are coming to a retailer near you, with the following newly-canned beers either already on the market or coming soon.
  • 3 Nations Blood Orange Wit: coming soon, pending TABC approval.
  • 903 Brewers Birthday Sasquatch (imperial milk stout with fudge and toasted marshmallows): on sale at the brewery Friday, January 12.
  • Martin House Old Mose (wine barrel-aged quad with figs and plums): available in two-pack boxes of 12-ounce cans.
  • Martin House Reverie Pomegranate Sour: available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.
  • Unlawful Assembly Idol Time (passion fruit pineapple wheat): packaged January 3, pending TABC approval.

Image credits (top to bottom): Cellarman's Pub & Brewery, Old Town Brewhouse, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., 3 Nations Brewing Co., 903 Brewers, Martin House Brewing Co., Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.

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